Revenue seize contraband worth over €144,000 at Shannon Airport and Rosslare Europort

Last Thursday (13/07/2023), as a result of risk profiling and with the assistance of detector dog Harley, Revenue officers seized 7kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €140,000 at Shannon Airport.

The illicit drugs were discovered in a parcel which had originated from the Czech Republic and were destined for an address in Tipperary.

Separately, on Friday (14/07/2023), Revenue officers were granted a three-month cash detention order by Judge John Cheatle at a special sitting of Wexford District Court.

This followed the seizure, on Thursday, of €4,265 cash and a small amount of Bulgarian Lev at Rosslare Europort. The discovery was made when Revenue officers stopped and searched a horse box in which 163kgs of cocaine was also found.

Investigations into both seizures are ongoing.

These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public, have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on phone number 1800 295 295.

[ENDS 17/07/2023]